Class 03: 

Summary: I hope everyone had a pleasant Golden Week! There are some troubles with Zoom, so I am not able to make a poll again in class today. The edit function is not working, but at least today the account is paid. 

First, we settled in and continued to work on the Academic Essay Writing Survey (attached) to make sure you knew more about the key concepts and terms. To help visualize the terms, you also viewed a final draft of an APA paper a former student wrote after five drafts with my feedback. 

Then, you got into groups and pairs. and discussed the homework that you took notes on about your issue that you will write a paper. You used the 'Useful Engish' attachment to give and receive opinions. When the other student is speaking about their issue, please ask them questions.

Lastly, we discussed the homework a second time for the next class. 

Homework due in class on 05/12/2020: 

 Please, research the SAME research issue using the Internet, book, newspaper, or journal articles about the same issue. Then take three to four pages of notes for each article using the keywords. Each time you make a direct quotation, please note the page number or paragraph of the citation. Try to paraphrase and use keywords rather than sentences, so that you can speak with your research pair in our upcoming breakout rooms on Zoom.  

When you email me your notes, can you scan one copy? And label the document with your name and Class 03 homework? Or drop and drag the photos of your notes in one email? NOT in six or seven separate attachments. This will save me time because I have 30 students that write papers. If everyone sends me five attachments separately, I must download and label over 100 documents per week. 

Also, please send me the links to your resources in each email so I can help you format your references. 

Two Note-taking Samples on Motivation and Language Learning Issue:


Free Database Engines off Campus to collect research for your APA Paper: 

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): DOAJ is a community designed and maintained online journal directory that provides you access to robust, open access, peer-reviewed journals. This search engine is independent, and it is free including being indexed in DOAJ. Please use this engine for topical issues and authors, and you might find research that provides evidential content for your academic essay. DOAJ is an educational outreach search engine that focusses on high-quality applications and submissions.

CORE Research Engine UK: This research search engine claims to be the largest open-access research database in the world giving free-access to 10,000 users a month that is seamless and easy to retrieve. CORE provides significant analytic services for major universities globally, but still free to the people.  

Global Issues Resources: This student-centered search learning management system (LMS) is specifically in relation to Chuo University Faculty of Law English courses, this website has been designed by Professor Andy Barfield and his research team for supporting student research. He and his team hope that this website is useful for students locally and globally to develop our knowledge and critical understanding of different global issues. Thank you, Andy!

For our class, the Global Issues Website is a great place to start to narrow down your research issue to gather ideas for your paper. 

2. Criterion TOEFL Essay of 250 to 300 words in 30 minutes. --> Criterion -Online Writing Evaluation Log In  Please complete the essay writing five times during the 1st quarter. Some of you are already finished!